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Medical Sciences Traditional

Master of Science

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Program Overview: Traditional Master of Medical Sciences

Advance your academic record to apply to competitive medical and health professions programs.

You’re passionate about science, health and medicine. You’re intellectually curious. And you seek advanced study to enhance your academic record for medical school. You’ll thrive at Agnes Scott College. Start the journey toward your Master of Science in Medical Science Traditional degree today.

Are we a good fit for you? Let’s check for compatibility. Our in-person traditional medical sciences graduate program is perfect if:

  • you’re a forward-thinker
  • you’ve completed all your foundational science courses
  • you enjoy learning on campus in a supportive community
  • you seek hands-on learning opportunities
  • you want to boost your academic record
Here’s how the master’s in medical sciences program works: You’ll enter a cohort of motivated learners like you. Starting in August, your group will begin learning about the genetics of human disease, social and behavioral determinants of health and much more.

You’ll appreciate our small class sizes, our knowledgeable health professions advisors and our extremely dedicated faculty. In addition to the rigorous advanced study of laboratory sciences, our students in the Medical Sciences Traditional program receive opportunities for supplemental instruction and workshops to gain a host of skills to help improve their confidence in preparation for the rigors of medical or other health professions programs.

In just five semesters, you’ll graduate with a master’s in medical sciences — an accomplishment that will enhance your professional success and serve as a springboard for competitive health degree programs. We’ve got you.

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What You'll Learn

What can you look forward to as you pursue our Master of Medical Sciences Traditional degree? You’ll gain 54 graduate-level credit hours that will prepare you for advanced degrees in medicine, physician assistant programs, allied health programs and research, among other fields.

You’ll also complete a structured clinical practicum, and our health professions advising staff will help you prepare for the MCAT, GRE or DAT — for free!

Our courses ensure you will be able to:

  • Identify ethical issues that arise during medical research and patient care.
  • Understand the structure and function of anatomy and physiology.
  • Evaluate how molecular and cellular changes can be determinants of various human diseases.
  • Learn how therapeutic interventions manipulate genetic and cellular machinery.

Program Highlights: Master of Medical Sciences

Success Beyond the Classroom

How can the Master of Medical Sciences Traditional program change the trajectory of your life? It can offer you the opportunity to improve your academic record and demonstrate readiness to medical and health professions program admission committees:

Agnes Scott has strong working relationships and partnerships with many premier institutions. Students benefit from a physician-designed signature course series to enhance your competitive profile, including courses in Professional Success in Medicine and Health and a clinical practicum.

You will develop your clinical skills and complete a community service project or volunteer experience in an Atlanta hospital, clinic or nonprofit. And some of your faculty will include M.D.s and other health professionals, in addition to our Ph.D. faculty.

Learn more about our applied experiences

Rely on Our Reputation

You deserve an education that opens doors. You deserve high-caliber academics. Agnes Scott has a long-standing reputation educating students for careers as leaders and innovators in the healthcare field. Our original Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical program is also the longest-running cohort program of its kind in Georgia.

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is just one prestigious partner who trusts our reputation. In fact, as a full-time Master of Medical Sciences Traditional student, you may qualify to apply for the M.D. program at MSM through our linkage program.

Learn more about our linkage opportunity with MSM

Tap Into Diverse Tuition Options

What might you pay for a world-class education? At Agnes Scott, we believe that graduate school is an investment.

We’re committed to educating you on different options to fund your graduate studies at Agnes Scott College. Learn more about our graduate assistantships, program-specific grants and financial aid assistance.

Learn more about our graduate assistantships, program-specific grants and financial aid assistance.

Meet the Faculty

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Thalita Abrahao

Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences

Nicole Battaglioli

Nicole Battaglioli MD

Clinical Adjunct Faculty in Medical Sciences

Carlee Bishop

Carlee A. Bishop

Professor of Physics

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Carmen Carrion

Visiting Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences

Erica Harris

Erica V. Harris

Assistant Professor of Biology

Jennifer Hurst-Kennedy

Jennifer Hurst-Kennedy

Associate Professor of Medical Sciences

Shoshana Katzman

Director and Associate Professor of Medical Sciences

Priya Kohli

Priya Kohli MD

Clinical Adjunct Faculty in Medical Sciences

Erica L. Peters

Erica L. Peters MD

Clinical Adjunct Faculty in Medical Sciences

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Farideh Shahbazi

Medical Sciences Faculty

Careers With Our M.S. in Medical Sciences Traditional Degree

Most students in our Master of Science in Medical Sciences Traditional program plan to apply to medical schools and other health professions advanced programs. During the 2022-2023 medical school application cycle, 100% of qualified Agnes Scott College master’s and post-baccalaureate students were admitted to the medical school or health professions program of their choice.*

As a student in the M.S. in medical sciences traditional program, you’ll complete an MCAT (or GRE, DAT or related) test preparation course based on the health profession you plan to pursue. Students can choose between Princeton Review or Blueprint to complete their test prep course at no additional cost.

The primary goal of this program is to prepare you for medical school and health professions programs; this degree may also benefit students seeking other related pathways. You may choose to work in a hospital, medical practice, research organization, clinic, educational community or in other broader community settings.

*Qualified applicants are defined as those who completed their program at Agnes Scott with a 3.50 GPA or higher and scored at or above the 50th percentile on the MCAT/DAT/GRE.

  • Medical Doctor
  • Physician Assistant
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Medical scientist
  • Clinical research
  • High school or college teacher

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